A.B.H. Always Be Hacking.
Sometimes you get an idea. Sometimes you figure something out on your own. In this case, I saw a comment on a Reddit thread on sleeving the Arkham Horror: The Card Game cards. Someone mentioned that the investigator’s card has the same height as the width of a regular card: 2.5″ (63.5mm).
My goal was to find a mini card sleeve for my investigator cards. Fantasy Flight Games provide sleeves for regular cards and mini cards. The regular-sized card sleeves have a myriad of styles and colors, while the mini sleeves come in one style: clear.
I like to use the solid color sleeves for my player cards and have the colors match the character classes:
- Guardian: Blue
- Seeker: Orange / Yellow
- Rogue: Green
- Mystic: Purple
- Survivor: Red
- Neutral: Gray
I have been creating a character and deck of cards for Jenny Barnes, a rogue class. The main class of cards have a green border, so I want to use green-backed card sleeves. I have never been able to find green-backed mini card sleeves, so I decided to make my own out of larger green sleeves.
Follow these steps to make your own investigator sleeves from full-sized card sleeves:
- Get some full-sized sleeves. I like the consistency and quality of the sleeves from Fantasy Flight Games and BCW.
- Insert the investigator card into the sleeve rotated 90 degrees
- Trim the excess sleeve with a sliding paper cutter. I prefer the Cricuit or Fiskars paper trimmers.
I love the results. I hope this hack saves you some time or money. Well, maybe not that, but at least your investigator’s sleeve will match your player card sleeves!